Peopledesign’s Yang Kim selected to the AIGA National Nominating Committee
Grand Rapids, MI – February 15, 2012 – AIGA, the professional association for design, has selected Yang Kim, executive creative director for Peopledesign, to its national nominating committee. The committee is currently reviewing nominations for five open seats on the AIGA National Board for the July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2015 term, which spans the organization’s centennial year of 2014. Once ratified by the current board of directors, professional- and associate-level members will have the opportunity to vote on the slate of nominees in Spring 2012.
“Each year we select a handful of thoughtful, talented designers to help in selecting the next class of directors, in whose hands the future of AIGA rests. It has never been more important as AIGA adapts to change.” says Richard Grefé, executive director for AIGA. “We were fortunate that Yang Kim was available to assume this critical role on the nominating committee.”
The nomination process is designed to identify, encourage, and enlist the active participation of dedicated professionals in the service of AIGA at a leadership level. The committee consists of AIGA members who are not on the board to ensure that member interests are represented in the new nominations and keep the National Board from self-perpetuating.
“It was an honor to be recruited directly by Ric Grefé with a personal phone call.” says Yang Kim. “This is a particularly important nomination year and it weighs on the committee to make the best selections.”
Other 2012 nominating committee members include Jill Spaeth (Citizen Creative, AIGA DC), Richard Hollant (co:lab, AIGA Connecticut), Kenna Kay (AIGA New York), Cary King (Red Carrot Design, Inc., AIGA Alaska), and Matthew Muñoz (New Kind, AIGA Raleigh).
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AIGA is the professional association for design, a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing design as a professional craft, strategic tool and vital cultural force. Founded in 1914, AIGA today serves more than 22,000 members through 66 chapters and 200 student groups throughout the United States. AIGA stimulates thinking about design, demonstrates the value of design and empowers the success of designers at each stage of their careers. Learn more at aiga.org/about.